Froedtert Hospital

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Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
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Location Wauwatosa, United States
Hospital type Teaching/Private
Affiliated university Medical College of Wisconsin
Standards tertiary care
Emergency department Level I Trauma Center
Beds 550
Founded September 29, 1980
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Froedtert Hospital, (pronounced "fray-dert"), located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is a teaching hospital and a Level I adult trauma center, one of two such facilities in Wisconsin. Froedtert is the primary teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where MCW students and residents receive their clinical education. Froedtert is licensed for 550 beds. Froedtert is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center grounds, which is a consortium of six health care institutions.

Froedtert is an organ transplant center, performing heart, lung, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplants. Froedtert was the first hospital in Wisconsin and was the second academic hospital in the U.S. to be primary stroke center certified by the Joint Commission.[1] The Eye Institute is located at Froedtert Hospital and manages all serious types of eye conditions. It is also nationally ranked in the areas of Endocrinology and Respiratory Disorders.[2]


Froedtert, founded as Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital opened on September 29, 1980, and was named after Kurtis Froedtert, the Milwaukee businessman who donated $11 million to found the hospital after his death in 1951.

The year of Froedtert's opening, it functioned as a "half-service" hospital, sharing operations with nearby Milwaukee County Hospital, renamed the John L. Doyne Hospital. In 1995, Froedtert bought the assets of Milwaukee County Hospital, and finally functioned as a full-service hospital.

In 2001, Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin merged and formed Froedtert and Community Health.

In July 2008, Froedtert and Community Health bought SynergyHealth in West Bend, Wisconsin, which included St. Joseph's Hospital West Bend, and the West Bend Clinic.

In 2010, Froedtert and Community Health changed its name to Froedtert Health. The name change was to create a more unified organization with the health care system's recent acquisitions.

Froedtert is partnered with other hospital systems in Wisconsin to provide the same high-level care in those areas as it does in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and is closely affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, as both hospitals are on the same medical campus. Other hospital systems Froedtert is partnered with are; ThedaCare in the Fox Valley, the United Hospital System in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Agnesian Health Care in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.


In 2007, Froedtert received a Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital Award. It is undergoing an expansion in Cancer Services, as well as a renovation of the emergency department.

In 2009, a national scorecard measuring the clinical quality, safety and cost performance of nonprofit academic medical centers ranked Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin in the nation's top 10 of U.S. academic medical centers.

The ranking is conducted annually by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), a national alliance of 103 academic medical centers and 219 of their affiliated hospitals, representing about 90 percent of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. The UHC collects and analyzes data from its members about clinical, operational and patient safety performance, and releases an annual quality and accountability scorecard

Sharing the Regional Medical Center Campus with Froedtert is the Ronald McDonald House, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Curative Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

Froedtert is a Magnet Hospital for Nursing.[clarification needed][citation needed]

In 2014, Froedtert was named a "Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology.[3]


  1. ^ "Primary Stroke Center Certification". The Joint Commission. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee". Best Hospitals - US News and World Report. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
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